A great big THANK YOU to AugustusGloop for roping me into this. I am supposed to answer a few highly personal questions about my musical tastes and then pass the baton. The problem is that I am what you’d call… musically challenged. So I listen to a lot of NPR.

Here it goes anyway:

1. What is the total amount of music files on your computer?
I have no clue, but I CAN tell you that anything on my laptop was not put there by me. I think people feel bad that I have a musical disability so they offer to put things on my iTunes list. It never gets listened to.

2. The CD you last bought?
Marianne Faithfull – Before the Poison, and I bought it just last week. This was a total fluke because the last CD I bought before this was about two years ago. I never go into record stores, but I was eating at the Easy Street Cafe—which happens to be attached to a record store. So they told me to wander around in the store while I waited for my table. Clever ploy.

3. What was the song you last listened to before reading this message?
Uhhh. Oh, wait! KEXP was on, and I got the message at about 11am this morning. So that would make it… Myrkur by Sigur Rós—although I couldn’t tell you what it sounded like even if you offered me a million dollars. Thank god for playlists.

4. Write down 5 songs you often listen to or that mean a lot to you.
I can’t really list songs because I don’t know the names of many songs. The best I can do is list artists.

My latest favorite is A Night at the Hip-Hopera by the Kleptones. They took Queen songs and combined them with hip-hop lyrics. I’m obsessed with it and it drives my boyfriend nuts.

I really love Nina Simone and Cassandra Wilson because they’re both so, so sultry.

I also listen to a lot of Ani DiFranco. I couldn’t really even tell you why. She has the biggest section in my CD collection—but that sounds misleading and like a have a collection. It’s not like that. And, no, I’m not a lesbian.

Kruder & Dorfmeister. Just because.

Lastly, I would have to say, uh, maybe Neko Case. Also because she has that sultry thing going on.

5. Who are you going to pass this stick to (3 persons) and why?
This is my favorite question and actually the only reason I did this survey. I am gleefully passing the buck to…

Molly, because I’d like to know a little more about you before we meet for dinner.

MeatHenge because we’ve been having some great conversations about pork. And you talk like a cowboy, so I’m curious…

KitchenMonkey, because I’ve always wanted to know what monkeys listen to.

TAG! You’re it.